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Costa Rica’s amazing volcanoes

Costa Rica has over 200 volcanic formations, but what does all this volcanic activity mean for the country’s biodiversity?

All about seals, sea lions and walruses

Pinnipeds come in many forms – seals, sea lions and walruses. They’re similar in many ways, but what sets them apart?

4 animals who sleep in a surprising way

4 animals who sleep in a surprising way

I once knew an absolute animal who would fall asleep while eating a kebab at the end of the night. But that’s not the sort of animals I’m talking about here. Going to sleep is the highlight of my day. Don’t pity me – I live a full and well-rounded life. It just so happens that napping down brings me a huge amount of joy. Maybe I was a desert snail in a past life…

Samoa: The country that travelled to the future

For centuries, people have written stories about time travel. What if you could skip forward and see what the future’s like? What if you could meet your great-great-great-grandchildren and tell them what an awesome guy their great-great-great-grandfather was? Well what if I told you time travel is real, and that the people of Samoa are the ones who finally managed it?

The island that used giant stone doughnuts for money

The island that used giant stone doughnuts for money

Have you had one of those fancy new five pound notes yet? I thought my first one was some kind of Monopoly money at first. It can take a little while to get used to a new form of currency.

Unusual place names from around the world

Unusual place names from around the world

It must be hard to come up with a great name for a place on the spur of the moment, but some of the places on this list show that, sometimes, it might be best to spend a bit more time thinking about it.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about turtles, tortoises and terrapins

They’re the world’s most fearsome fighting team. They’re heroes in a half shell, and they’re green. They love pizza, nunchucks and garbage trucks… Sorry about that – I had a brief flashback to my childhood then.